at Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park
Lak/Lam Ru National Park offers some magnificent beaches,
estuaries and forested valleys shaded with mangrove jungle along
the shores. Considerable wildlife dwells in the park, including
hornbills, drongos, tapirs, gibbons, monkeys and Asiatic black
bears. Long-tail boat trips to reach Khlong Thap Liang estuary,
the picturesque viewpoint in the park, can be arranged to explore
the mangrove jungle on the estuary and view the communities
of crab-eating macaques.
trekking at Ton Patiwat Wildlife Preservation Center
trekking is the highlight of tour programs at Ton Patiwat.
Located in Tambon Sorngprak, between the routes from Phangnga
Town to Amphoe Kapong, the center encompasses an area of brooks
and waterfalls. There are several tour companies organizing
fun eco-tourism trips at Ton Patiwat. All ages are welcome.
Artificial Flowers are made by village women from rubber
tree leaves. These are ingeniously conceived and handmade. They
can be purchased from the Agricultural Dept. Office in Phang-Nga
Town, and also from the Farm Women's Group in various districts.
Call the Agricultural Dept. Office at (076) 412019 between 9.00
a.m. and 4.00 p.m. for further information.
Agricultural Products and Seafood Phang-nga is famous
for its shrimp paste, called kapi, which comes in several styles,
e.g. Kapi Koh Yao and Kapi Ko Panyee. Also popular is gung siab,
which is dried shrimp eaten with a kapi based spicy condiment
called nam prik. These items can be found in local stores and
The Turtle Releasing Festival - Phang-nga Province has
an annual 7-day Turtle Releasing Festival in March. Turtles
raised by the Fisheries Dept. are released by festival participants
into the sea at Thai Muang Beach.